These iconic broadswords were used by horseman throughout Europe and are specifically identified with the Amsterdam Town Guard. Today, they are among the most popular styles with collectors owing to the fine resolution of their form for their task. The iron hilt has heavy double side guards, the right larger, filled with lattice pierced plates and mounting a thumb ring to the left. The large inverted pear-shaped pommel balances the long blade. The grip is wrapped with iron wire. The blade is straight, 34 ½” long with a broad fuller at the forte chiseled with 1441 and a running wolf mark each side. The “date” is commonly found on 17th-century swords in 1414 form as well, and its significance is now lost. This example is in fine uniform arsenal condition with expected aging only. A fine example of an iconic North European horseman’s sword.